Hearing Loss Presentation at the 2017 Care Transitions Conference

September 12, 2017 — This article originally appeared in Sound Waves, published by the Hearing Loss Association of America Washington State Chapter. By Janet Primomo, R.N., Ph.D. and HLAA member HLAA Board Chair Dr. Margaret Wallhagen, R.N., Ph.D., and HLAA Board member Dr. Kelly Tremblay, Au.D., Ph.D. (of the University of Washing-ton) presented on “Age-Related Hearing Loss: Innovated Changes in... Read More

Love is Not Limited by Distance

August 31, 2017 — In September 2016, my daughter and son-in-law stopped by for a visit one weekend and explained that they were moving to Missouri. We listened attentively as they listed out all the reasons of why and how they came to this decision which they concluded with a final request—they wanted to move in with us for... Read More

Preparing for “The Big One”

August 31, 2017 — If you have listened to the news or opened a local paper recently, chances are that you are aware of the potential for a destructive earthquake in Washington State. The Cascadia Subduction Zone lies 250 miles off the coast of the western United States, and spans from British Columbia to California’s redwoods. Movement along the... Read More

Seattle Human Services Department Supports Age Friendly Community Projects

August 31, 2017 — The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) has announced recipients of its initial set of Innovation Fund awards. The Innovation Fund was established in 2017 to test new ideas or programs that focus on achieving results and racial equity. This fund made available $225,000 for new ideas related to department impact areas—preparing youth for success, addressing homelessness, supporting... Read More

Civic Technology Hackathon – A City for All

August 31, 2017 — Most of us don’t like to think about aging. Speaking broadly for my Generation X, Millennials, and those coming up behind us, we are aware that the systems put into place to support the Baby Boomers are crumbling. We don’t expect things like Social Security and pensions to be there for us. Economically, we are... Read More

Four Small Changes

August 31, 2017 — So here I am celebrating 10 years of falls prevention and what have I learned? I have my area rug stuck to the floor, I’ve done away with a throw rug by the kitchen sink, and I have grab bars in my shower. I’ve lost weight, I use a cane on the street and I... Read More

Walking: The Wonder Drug

August 31, 2017 — Who among us has never wished there was a wonder drug—or miracle drug—for something that ails us? It turns out there is one! If you want a fancy name, call it Ambulando. That’s the Latin word for “walking.” Walking doesn’t solve every problem but it solves a lot of them! Done on a regular basis, walking... Read More

10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls

August 31, 2017 — The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on September 22, 2017—the first day of fall. In honor of this notable milestone, this year’s theme is “10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls.” Washington Governor Jay Inslee has declared September 22 as Falls Prevention Awareness Day. During this week, many events throughout the state... Read More